Carolyn (Phelps) Tinsley, 83, of Mt. Vernon passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, December 26, 2020. She was born in Mt. Vernon on December 10, 1937 the daughter of Fred and Mary (Effinger) Phelps. Carolyn married James “Jim” Tinsley and he preceded her in death in 2008.
Carolyn worked as home care giver for several years. She was member of the Moose, Eagles, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary, and a long-time member of First Christian Church. She loved anything to do with flowers but cherished her grandchildren and the time she spent with them the most.
Carolyn is survived by her daughters, Candie (Gene) Grabert and Kristina (Michael) Phillips; son, James M. (Donna) Tinsley; grandchildren, Jimmy (Jennifer) Tinsley, Brent Tinsley, Melissa (Chad) Barriett, Sarah Grabert, Abbie (Daniel) McCarty, and Dustin (Stephanie) Phillips; 15 great-grandchildren and Her companion, Sam Attberry.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, great-grandson, Hank Allen Barriett; brothers, Fred Phelps Jr, William Phelps; sisters, Rosanna Bryant, Lorene Reeves, Imogene Utley, Betty Lewis, Mary Catherine Duncan, and Margie Turner.
A private service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with Rev. Dallas Robinson officiating. Burial will take place at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com